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WETA
Jan 12, 2010 12:30am EST
the growth osocial security and medicare spending essential. if, instead, the preside asks us to rafy the spending binge of the pasdecade, a broad- basetax increase will be necessary, with consequencesor our living standards ere are no other choices. let's hope the congrs asks the prident which one he wants us to consider. i'm glenn hubbard. >> tom: that's "nightlbusiness rert" for monday, january 11. i'm tom dson, goodnight everyone and goodnight tyou too, susie. >> susie: good night, tom. i'm sue gharib. goodnit everyone, we'll see l of you again tomorrow nigh "nightly businesreport" is ma possible by: this program was madpossible by contrutions to your pbs station om viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by bt captioneby media acce group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> we are pbs.
WETA
Jan 11, 2010 6:30pm EST
restraint. on the spending de, slowing the growth of soal security and medicare spending is sential. if, instead, the president as us to ratifyhe spending binge of the past dede, a broad- based taincrease will be nessary, with consequences for our living standards. therare no other choices. let's hope the congress ks the presidt which one he wants us to consider. m glenn hubbard. >> tom: that's "nightly buness reportfor monday, january 11. i'm tom huds, goodnight everyone and goodnight to yo too, susie. >> susie: good night, to i'm sie gharib. goodght everyone, we'll see all of you again tomorrow nit. "nightly busins report" is de possible by: this program was me possible by contributions to yourbs station from viewers likyou. thank yo captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access gup at wgbh acss.wgbh.org >> we are pbs.
WETA
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
down the deficit,over the uninsured strengthen medicare for niors and stop insuran company abuses, let me kno . (cheers and apause) let me kno let me know. i'm eager to see i here's what i ascongress, though don't walkway from reform. not now. not when we are so close. let us fina way to come together and finish thjob for e american people. (applause) let's get it done. let'get it done . now evens health care reform would duce our deficit 's not engh to dig us out of a massive fisc hole in which we find ourselves it's a challenge tt makes all hers that much harder to solve. and one that's beesubject to a lot ofolitical posturing. so let me stt the discussion of government spding by seing the record straight. athe beginning of the last decade, the year 2,0, america had a budget surus of over $200 blion. (appuse) byhe time i took office, we haa one-year deficit of over one trillion dolla and prected deficits of eight trillion dollars or the next decade most of this was t result of not paying for two wars, twoax cuts, d an expensive prescription drug ogram. on topf that, the affects
WETA
Jan 27, 2010 11:00pm EST
what he w doing in medicare and the grand sce of the taing points f his party and making a come back in the midterm eltion saying we know what we're doing we know there are obstacles, we know it wasn't all going tobe easybased on hope so he is where wee trying to go. in that sensees, i think it was very much a clintonese laundry list o ideas for e mid terms. >> charlie: any n ideas? >> n think reay the only thing th was surprising to me in this speech was the occasional bark that obama was makin saying there are people who disregard theoverwhelming scientific evidence of climate change or whatever. so i don't think ere was much that was new inhe content but itas we are establiing yes we a confident in whawe are doing. weave alan we're ing this step by step by step as oppose to this chaosou've been inferring in the last month in news covere. >> i think chaie also if imay there was one new thing tt wasn'there which you may, you were on the left o the mocratic party, have wanted to hear. which isobama isn't taing out a send big stimulus. that could have been a ceer piece fo this yea and
WETA
Jan 29, 2010 9:00pm EST
people have it tooood, too muchealth care, too much socialecurity, too much medicare, too mu power on the job, are actuallinviting a repeat of 1994. >> moyers: is that exact what happened when the republic sct brown defeated the democrat martha coakley inhe ssachusetts senate race? >> it was a wakeup cal and we were predicting that. we said, "lo, they're angry. ey're frustrated. and if you're not on the sidof eating jobs, jobs, jobs. they don't believe that, an yore not acting that on the ale that they think is neceary, you're going to face a bad time." and that exactly what happened >> moyers: t senate vote showedhat 49% of union households in maachusetts voted for the republican. >> here's what they re saying. re's what our members were saying. he's what the general public said. here's what rking america's ying. that wasn't abt obama's agenda. they were sayi, "you haven't overreached. you've under-reached. you haven't pruced enough change. so, we're ing to help you. you think the status quo's great. we'll show you." they want change. they want thr problems solved. >> moyers: they te
WETA
Jan 21, 2010 12:30am EST
a question of whether we are going traise taxes, we're going to cut half a trillion from medicare, wee going to affect terans care. i think we can do better. >> rorter: in an interview with abc new the president said iwas time to come together around the elemts of health care reform pple can agree on. but white house spokesman robert gibbs would not say exactly what tt meant. >> the are a lot of paths forward and 'll get an opportunity in the coming hos and ys to know exactly what at path is. >> repter: it's not just health care,he path forward on controversial issues lik climate change n seems blocd. even many democrs are agreeing with republican sttegist david winston that if they d't focus on jobs, they might not ke eirs. >> if mocrats can lose in massachuses, they can pretty much lose anywhere and would suest that probably every mocrat is nervous right now. >> rorter: for a year, democratic leaders he argued voters wou punish them if they tried, but fled to pass health careeform. now the president and his pay will havto decide if that's ill true. darren gersh, "nightly biness
WETA
Jan 27, 2010 12:30am EST
propose a freeze onome domestic spending. untouched would beefense spending, social secury, medicare, and dicaid. the ve could save $250 billion, but iwould hardly dent a projected $6 illion deficit ov the next decade. >> it would be a step the right diction, but a small step. >> rorter: evan bayh and john mccainant to freeze earmarks, crte a deficit reduction acunt, and give the president a line-item veto. senator bayh hopes t move could change voter minds about govement. >> we have to stand wi those who are paying the bls and showhat the government can discipline itseland make the difficult decisions,ust as families and businses have to do eh and every day. >> rorter: but it's a difficult cision for lawmaks, too. putting the tion's fiscal use in order collides with plans to stimulate the ecomy and eate jobs. nator kent contrad says reducing the dicit requires tough choices one wants to ma now. >> iwe look back to the lessons of the great dression, in 1937 they triedprematurely, to rein inhe deficit, and employment exploded. we don't want to repeathat exercise. but we do ha a need t
WETA
Jan 8, 2010 1:00am EST
money unr medicare. >> it ounts to about 1.8 llion a year to our bottom line. and our bottom linright now is breaeven. >> reporter: but that math cld change once heth care reform tas effect. congress is planng to cut hospal payments for uninsured patients, because thgoal of health care rerm is to make su most americans are insured. the probleis the cuts would begin in next year. the expanded insuranceoverage up to ree years later. ich is why burnette is lobbying washington. >> we need to ke sure that if you argoing to cut reimbursement, that the yments where people are goi to start having insurance arehere first. don't do onend then bring the other one in, because we mayot be here by the time people he insurance. >> reporter: comnity memorial hethcenter is not only a crical health care provider, its also one of the largest employers in south central virginia. that combination gives ts hospital and others ke it acro the country political clout. using that clout is rich umbdenstock's job. heeads up the american hospital association. >> our top priority is covere. >> reporter: c
WETA
Jan 26, 2010 7:00pm EST
because they understand if y fail to act, social securi isoing broke. medicare is going brok it is t progressive to allow those prrams to fail. >> woouff: senator greg, why is this bipartisan tasforce idea that the o of you were pushing,hy was that the right way to go or w is it the righway to go? >> because thesessues are so big, judy, thayou can't adess them in a partisan way. you have to have evebody at the ble. everytng has to be on the table-- entitlemts and tax issu-- or otherwise the american peopldon't trust the sults. e american people inherently undersnd if it isn't bipaisan, it probably won't be fr. weet up this task force in a manner that not only w bipartisan but also requir super majories to report. 14 o18. so that ither side could gain the other. it required per majorities to pasit in the senate so body could game anybody. the results of thitask force woulbe seen as fair, honest and bipartisan, and wod have popular support which is vy important. any initiati that affects these types ofrograms like medicare, medicaid and tax. >> woodruff: if it was sh a od idea, why wer
WETA
Jan 5, 2010 11:00pm EST
run the. so my swer to you is i... if we were in a system where we had medicare for everybody, i think at would be a great stem. if we had systeme where we had private insuran plans for everybody, ithink it could be a great system,oo. the vil is in the details. you can make rrible system under either one of those... >> rose: wh would youeed if yohad a priva insurance... essentially a private insurance stem to make sure th it rked? >> in e countries that hav private insurce as the donant way that prix ride is re, it's heavily rulated. the insurers canno just. not only cannot provide pre-existing condition exclusions they also have to be public aut the ways they spenttheir dollars, they have serious coetitionver whether the quality of care and thprovision of ce is up to you have? and that kind of approach requires living with rules of the roadthat make it so you ca have genuine fairness and competition for driving better care now will prite insurers actually provide value aed by... in a ne system in that ball goes to their cour. ey either will be in a system of maki their's better
WETA
Jan 11, 2010 7:00pm EST
it's abo compromising. andditional medicare tax and a compromise whe you recognize the cost savings potentials, recognize the prioties of the president but at the same time mov towards the house byaving more progressive reven raisg other taxes like the medire tax or a small millionaire's tax. >> ifillwhat about that, sh bivens? >> some sort of coromise could useful here. >> ifill: li what? >> i mean, one, ha the nate bill move a little bit toward the hou. but if youant to do some ki of cost sharing i think you have to actually tget excessive befits. i n't think the excise tax does it. one can image a way of constructi a thax that goe after plans that are geners in terms of actual generosy of coverage. >> ifill: what is an eessive benefit. >> that's a biproblem too. one person's excesve benefits is anotr person's insulaon from risk. you have people, younow, i'm enough of an economist to beeve that people trade-off wages for the health insurance benets. they've voted th their feet. they clearly val these benefits. exceive is tough. but i would y if we are going to enforce more st shar
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